- Associated Press - Monday, June 6, 2016

GREENCASTLE, Pa. (AP) - Hundreds of bikers rode from Pennsylvania to West Virginia in the 26th annual Operation God Bless America Ride, raising about $20,000 for veterans at a local Veterans Affairs hospital.

The bikers rode from Greencastle, Pennsylvania on Sunday about 25 miles south to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

This year’s event raised money to support the facility’s recreation fund, as well as items to help the veterans feel more comfortable, including exercise bikes, televisions and shaving necessities.

Past rides have funded the purchase of TVs and pool tables, as well as a makeover to a bowling alley and activity center.

A ceremony and picnic with the veterans is held in Martinsburg following the roughly hourlong ride.

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